Updated at 8:49 p.m. EDT, Sept. 20, 2010
Baghdad again saw a number of attacks today, but they were not as deadly as yesterday’s. At least two Iraqis were killed and 28 more were wounded in the new violence. Meanwhile, hundreds of looted artifacts returned to Iraq before being "lost" again were found in a storeroom belonging to the prime minister‘s office. Also, several members of parliament attempted to meet in an unofficial capacity but were thwarted by the usual politics.
An Australia-based war correspondent, Michael Ware, revealed that he witnessed and filmed the callous and illegal murder of an Iraqi teenager by U.S. troops. Because his employer, CNN, owns the footage and decided it was too graphic, the footage has never been released to the public. The shooting has not been investigated by the military either.
In Baghdad, a blast wounded seven soldiers in Saidiya; two related bombs wounded three more people. A later car bomb targeting police, also in Saidiya, killed one policeman and wounded five others. Two civilians were wounded in an explosion in Amil. Another explosion wounded four in Bayaa. A blast in Amiriya left no casualties. In Jamia, a bomb wounded an employee of the culture ministry. Mortars struck the Green Zone. One of the mortars fell on a former parliamentary speaker’s home and wounded six guards.
A suspected al-Qaeda leader was arrested in Balad Ruz.